Broody hatch - day 27?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by BunnyTheSlayer, Sep 17, 2014.

  1. BunnyTheSlayer

    BunnyTheSlayer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My daughter's little showgirl chicken has been sitting on some eggs, it's been about 27 days now. I've read eggs normally only take 21 days. There's no bad smell from the eggs and she continues to sit on them as stubbornly as can be. How long should I let her continue to sit on them. Is it possible they are just slow to hatch? I've never hatched eggs before in any capacity so I'm a super newbie at this! I really hope they're still okay, my daughter was super stoked that her chicken was gonna be a mommy. Thanks all!
     
  2. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    If it has been 27 days with chicken eggs, pretty much no hope of the eggs hatching at this point, low temps will delay development by a few days, but not that many. I would take her off the eggs and break her of being broody now, or find her some just hatched chicks and try to get her to adopt them (most silkie type breeds will). Sorry about the bad hatch.
     
  3. BunnyTheSlayer

    BunnyTheSlayer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Aww that makes me sad for her. Shes worked so hard. Thanks though!
     

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